Wizards Win Fifth Straight, Defeat the Pelicans 113-103 (1-28-23)

By: Darrell Owens

Headline Photo Credit: USA Today

NEW ORLEANS-The Washington Wizards hit the road to take on the New Orleans Pelicans for the third game of their five game road trip. This game was the second and final game of the season series between New Orleans & Washington. New Orleans took game one in Washington 132-112. 

In that game, CJ McCollum lead the way for the Pelicans with 34 points with five rebounds. Jonas Valancuinas scored 27 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the win. For Washington Kristaps Porzingis had 23 points and Kyle Kuzma scored 19 points in the loss.

The Wizards defeated the Rockets 108-103 in their last game to pushed their winning streak to four games. Saturday night Washington would make it a five-game winning streak with a 113-103 win over the Pelicans. It was tight contest until 8:03 left in the 2nd quarter when Washington would pull away for good. 

Daniel Gafford lead the way with a team-high 21 points and 12 rebounds for the Wizards. Bradley Beal (16 points), Deni Avdija (15 points) and Kendrick Young (12 points) help push the Wizards to the win.

For the Pelicans, CJ McCollum scored a game-high 24 points with five rebounds. Brandon Ingram scored 22 points and grabbed six rebounds in the lost.

The Washington Wizards (23-26) will head to San Antonio to take on the Spurs on  Monday, January 30 at 8:30 PM EST from the AT&T Center.